For a long time after the publishing of To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, Atticus Finch, the father of Jem and Scout, was championed and even deified in some cases. He was revered for his vigilant defence of a black man, Tom Robinson. This book came out in a time when racism was taught at home. For many whites in America, especially in the South, this was the first time their eyes had been opened to the injustice of racism. The reason so many people chose Atticus to be their champion of morality was because he represented strong morals and was believed to be one of the first of his people to stand up against the way things were.
were African American males, fighting for Civil Rights during the 1950’s and 1960’s. while these two men did withstand much common ground, they often debated over violence. On one hand, Martin Luther King Jr. was born into a Christian home, where he was extremely religious, and followed in his father's footsteps as a pastor. Martin Luther King Jr. felt that violence did no good, it only caused more harm. Throughout his speeches and protests, he even elaborated on how insignificant violence and harm was in hurting others, besides physically.
Did you know of a great baseball player, that was also, a wonderful man that helped african-americans fight racial violence? During his years of playing baseball, Hank Aaron received many death threats on his way to break Babe Ruth’s homerun record. Also, the many people he impacted and helped them get away from racial violence. From helping these people Hank received many awards. Hank Aaron, a great baseball player, but more importantly a great civil rights activist, that helped many african-americans get away from racial violence.
The person who said, “ You can’t separate peace from freedom because no one can be at peace unless he has freedom.” That was Malcolm-X, a man who was an icon to the world. Malcolm-X was a very influential role in Civil Rights movement. His ideas and speeches led to independence for african americans in the late sixties and early seventies. Malcolm was a true advocate, fighting for the rights of blacks and helped many people see what the true meaning of equality. A great deal happen before his assassination like his early life and how he became a big figure for african americans.
He then talks about the discrimination of black men by police as well as people. He used powerful words like “vicious mobs” and also employed parallelism by saying “lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whim”. He pictures the hard times of black people through these sentences. Martin Luther King Jr. emphasized on sentence structure and lot of imagery which portrays the pain he has for his people. It
Although emotions were predominant in his speech, logic and credibility were key characteristics in getting his key idea across; government had to make a change regarding the rights of all African Americans in the country. An example of logos in his speech can be recognized in the quote, “America has given the negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked ‘insufficient funds.’” He is using logic to reason. He knows everyone listening understands money and can relate to being handed a bad check, therefor he uses this metaphor to describe the broken promises of American equal rights to all men. Ethos and logos are both extremely significant in the making and preaching of Martin Luther Kings’ speech but they are nowhere near as effective as pathos when in hopes of connecting with the
Robert F. Kennedy uses repetition to show the crowd how we are all the same, to prevent people from reacting too much and starting riots. Throought his speech kennedy repeats the words hatred, black, white, love, difficult, and passion. By saying these words he is making the crowd focus on that part of the message he is sending with the speech,really getting through to the crowd. Antony in his speech used his repetition to get the crowd to think instead of just telling them right away in the speech. He repeats “So are they all, all honorable men Come I to speak in Caesar’s funeral.He was my friend, faithful and just to me.But Brutus says he was ambitious,And Brutus is an honorable man“(act 3 scene 2).
During the duration of his time at a Birmingham jail, Dr. King strategically enlightened his fellow clergymen of the qualities that make a situation unjust. He states that “in any nonviolent campaign there are four basic steps: collection of the facts to determine whether injustice exist; negotiation; self-purification; and direct action.” Using these four steps, he provides a clear outline to prove that there is a plague of racial injustice in the city of Birmingham. Because of the racial injustice inflicted upon the black community, Dr. King, being an unshakable figurehead, takes it upon himself to provoke direct action to bring a resolution to these problems. Dr. King believed to create effect change, “we must meet the needs for nonviolent gadflies to create the kind of tension in society that will help men rise from the dark depths of prejudice and racism.” Though we must not enforce social change of unjust laws by breaking just laws, the black community must act as agitators for justice. Though the power of one dominant leader can be the pioneer for change, it takes masses to provoke thought of what is morally right and wrong.
It is said to say that the group officially started in response of the practicing of lynching African Americans in america. Three white males of america helped form this group by holding a racial justice meeting. W.E.B. Du Bois was one of the main favorites there, as he became the director of the publicity african americans received. Also became one of the known social activist of the Group.
Racism, a factor in Rodney's verdict, an all white jury decided on a black man's fate against four LAPD white officers who tenderized him. They wasn’t a moment where any of Rodney's thought or ideas were taken into account or justified. Racism relates to collective behavior in 1992, because blacks do not agree with the treatment or verdict of how Rodney was being treated, it is a form of Structural strain because racism was the underlying problem that created this negative situation. They wanted to defend and retaliate, they want their rights to be heard which caused them to act out in such a rash
Atticus shows courage by defending a black man in court in his extremely racist town. Judge Taylor asked Atticus to defend the black man, Tom Robinson who was on trial for his life. The judge knew Atticus would fight for Tom fairly. Atticus accepted this challenge knowing that the citizens of Maycomb may disagree with his decision. He believed every individual was equal and Atticus felt it was his obligation to represent him to the best of his ability.
The second way of persuading his audience is by informing them of how King hosts his nonviolent campaigns and even breaks it down into four key elements. King describes how he does these campaigns to show to others that there is little doubt about the violence claimed to be done and incited by black
Module 9 Discussion Assignment Yes LeeAnna Keith believes the failure of Reconstruction was due to racism. Angry whites, seething over blacks finally gaining similar rights and some political power, worked to undermine the efforts of Reconstruction. Keith describes the assault of the Grant Parish courthouse in Colfax, Louisiana in 1873. According to Keith, the event that took place at the courthouse was a microcosm of the general intolerance and unacceptance of post-slavery black progress by racist whites (403). The Colfax courthouse was held by a group of black men who feared its takeover by whites would hamper their political will.
The continuance of these problems had a disastrous effect on African Americans and their families. The Black Panthers Party eventually began to stand up for themselves and fight back. They strongly believed in self-defense. The party organized rallies around the police brutality against African Americans and made speeches about every social and political issue affecting black Americans on a national level. During the Jim Crow Era, whites and the police would brutalize those blacks that were attending the rallies.
Five police officers ambushed by a sniper and two black men shot by police during a supposedly peaceful protest. This protest quickly got out of hand because of the violence and threatening protest. Killing police for the rights of the black community was or should have never been a part of the plan. Now that police officers have been killed, this gives the police a greater reason and law enforcement to fear us and another reason for us to take caution. According to USA Today, Dallas Police Chief David Brown had a simple, prayerful message: “All I know is this must stop ... this divisiveness between our police and our citizens.” One must agree for us to work as a nation, law enforcement and the people they are protecting must come to a total